Thirteen years has passed since the death of 2 ski campers in a snow shelter on
the Wapta Icefield in January, 2007. Now at the peak of another winter season, with
our members and friends undertaking overnight tours in the cold backcountry, this is a
good time to review that tragedy and learn any lessons from it that should be kept in
mind and applied as appropriate in current winter camping practice.
Orvel, Director of Safety